Survey identifies main concerns of utilities in North America


June 1, 2011 – Utility executives say environmental regulation is the most important issue they face – and they are especially concerned by what they believe is a lack of clear environmental guidelines. Not surprisingly, regulation has been the number one issue weighing on North America’s electric and gas utility leaders for the past 5 years, according to the Platts/Capgemini Utilities Executive Study. Next on the list are infrastructure, non-environmental regulation, workforce and pricing/rate issues.

Completed in April 2011, this study of more than 100 senior utility executives from the North American electric and natural gas utility industry was developed by Platts and Capgemini to (1) identify and prioritize current industry trends, (2) assess opinions about the future of the industry, and (3) measure the steps utility companies are taking to prepare for the future.

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